The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120096   Message #2609544
12-Apr-09 - 03:34 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 09
I still haven't fully grasped the fact that John is gone. He was definitely an iconoclast and "self-proclaimed curmudgeon"; but he was a good friend and ardent supporter of the folk community. I was looking forward to seeing him at Folklife again this year, and hearing about his new book, and discussing the best local places to find dim sum, and comparing our record collections (he was the only person I knew who enjoyed old Elektra stuff as much as I did), and finding out more about his latest projects, and doing all the other things we used to do whenever we saw each other. He was eccentric but considerate, and I will miss him deeply. RIP, JR - you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.